Chelsea Kai Roesch is a PhD student in Film and Media Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara and a Regents Fellowship recipient—awarded to exceptional doctoral students in the humanities. Her current research focuses on the tech industry, labor, and culture. She holds a Master’s in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.A. in Media and Cultural Studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Prior to graduate school, Chelsea received a two-year teaching fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport to serve as a North American Language and Cultural Ambassador in Madrid, Spain. After living in Madrid, she consulted for tech startups in Los Angeles and San Francisco on best practices for hiring software engineers.
Her current research interests include: labor, casino gambling, Marxism, American nationalism, Internet subcultures, right-wing movements, memes, popular culture, and feminism.